Strasbourg – lighting spaces of transition
The City of Strasbourg, which has won numerous awards for the new lighting of its renowned Cathedral and surrounding areas of the city centre, is now planning lighting interventions for other zones – its “spaces of transition”.
The city has begun working on a new phase of its lighting master plan focusing on transitional spaces such as tunnels, underpasses and bridges which are junctions between neighbourhoods. “These are important transit points in the city used by hundreds of people every day, but are often neglected. With these lighting initiatives, we want to emphasise that the city is one unit, that the residents of outlying districts are also a part of the whole that is Strasbourg,” says Anne-Pernelle Richardot, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg.
“This project, and the work on spaces in transition in general, have seen a lot of participation and positive feedback from the people of Strasbourg so far,” says A.P. Richardot. Lighting renovations for five more transitional spaces in the city are planned within the next two years.
This initiative is part of the City of Strasbourg’s broader strategy to use light to support social cohesion. “Our lighting policy is jointly developed with inhabitants, and its ultimate goal is to enhance their lives in the city,” says A.P. Richardot.
At a glance:
- Contracting authority: City of Strasbourg
- Lighting design: Jean-Baptiste Guerlesquin
- Implementation: Planned for winter 2018
An edited version of this article originally appeared in (Issue #7, July 2018).
Photo credits: © Jean-Baptiste Guerlesquin